Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium (MGLS)
2009 Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium (MGLS)
The 2009 Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium was held on March 23-27, 2009 in Washington, DC. The goals of the MGLS were to: (1) provide a forum for recent Ph.D. graduates to present their research to peers and others in the scientific community; (2) identify and discuss areas of research that benefit from an interdisciplinary perspective; (3) develop long-lasting collaborative relationships among a cohort of young scientists; (4) provide proposal preparation training; and (5) provide a broader perspective on science policy and science funding.
Through exposure to skills that extend beyond the classroom and laboratory, the 25 early career researchers who participated in this symposium gained some of the expertise needed to serve as successful leaders and representatives of the scientific community in the years to come.
Funding Sources Beyond NSF: Discussed funding sources beyond NSF, best proposal practices, and common grant writing mistakes.
- Reginald Beach, Ocean Exploration Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Tom Drake, Office of Naval Research
- Dean Dunn, Petroleum Research Fund, American Chemical Society
International Collaborations: Presented resources available to help researchers participate in international science.
- Tom Wagner, Cryospheric Sciences Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Norman Neureiter, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Liz Tirpak, U.S. Department of State
Science and Congress: Explored how decisions that affect science directions are made in Congress and how scientists can communicate with policymakers.
- David Goldston, Princeton University
- Stuart Levenbach, White House Office of Management and Budget
- Chad English, Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea
Steering Science Policy: Explored how scientific societies and scientific non-profits can steer science policy and contribute to national debate.
- Susan Roberts, The National Academies, Ocean Studies Board
- Catherine O’Riordan, American Institute of Physics
- Nacey Colleton, Alliance for Earth Observations
- Joanne Carney, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Communicating with the Press: Answered questions related to speaking with the reporters and working with the press offices.
- Nils Bruzelius, The Washington Post
- Harvey Leifert, Nature
- Matthew Nisbet, School of Communication, American University
Working with Museums: Discussed how scientists can work with museums and other public venues to translate science for the public.
- Brian Huber, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
- Sapna Batish, Koshland Science Museum
- Paula Schaedlich, National Aquarium in Baltimore
Science Communication for a Variety of Audiences
Cheryl Wojciechowski, CUBRC, Center for International Science and Technology
Incorporating Leadership Efforts in your Marine Geoscience Research
Donna Blackman, University of California, Davis
Setting Yourself Up for Your Dream Job: The Eleven Point Plan
Marcia McNutt, Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Being Strategic: Research Productivity and Recognition
Robin E. Bell, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Introduction to Science Funding
Catherine O’Riordan, American Institute of Physics